The Setting



Welcome to Montefollonico

You arrive in to Montefollonico through the Tuscan countryside, perfectly positioned between Rome and Florence. Tuscany is like nowhere else in Italy. This is the Italian countryside of your dreams; sun streaming down on golden fields, lush olive groves and magnificent vineyards tended by the multiple generations of the same family. Many of Italy’s most famous recipes were created here in these family’s kitchens, lovingly passed down from one nonna to the next. Treasured Chianina, the snow-white cattle that produce the succulent bistecca alla fiorentina, roam these fields. And the award-winning wines of Italy are made from the Sangiovese grapes grown here. Nowhere else in Italy will you find a calmer pace, true farm-to-table cuisine, more picturesque views and warm, welcoming families.

Tuscan Women Cook is proud of our deep relationships forged with the residents of Montefollonico. We’ve been here since the year 2000 and feel deeply connected to this community. The warm welcome our guests receive from the residents and the personal ties we have with the very best vintners, restaurateurs, and, of course, our cherished nonnas, gives our guests unparalleled, exclusive access to a true Italian culinary experience

Tuscan Women Cook guests stay in the I Castagni, located in the in the charming medieval village of Montefollonico. Perched at the very top of the village, I Castagni boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside and many local shops and restaurants can be found a just a few short blocks from your front door. From I Castagni you can easily drive to many charming Tuscan villages including Montalcino, Montepulciano, Siena, Cortona and Pienza. Newly renovated with elegant decor ensconced in meticulous architectural restoration, our guests rave about the luxurious spacious suites, perfect for a relaxing riposino (“nap”) after your cooking and sightseeing adventures.

Our guests will begin each day with abundant breakfast buffets with both sweet and savory selections freshly prepared from organic ingredients grown in local farms.

Benvenuto. Welcome. We’re confident you’ll feel right at home here in the heart of Tuscany.

Learn the magic of Italian wine with fellow guests who will be friends for life.

Everyone dreams of life in a Tuscan villa, surrounded by acres of olive groves and vineyards.

The rich soil surrounding Montefollonico produces some of the best porcini mushrooms in Italy.

Jeff Miller from Travel Channel’s Trip Testers came to Tuscan Women Cook last fall and took over Travel Channel’s Instagram for the day!

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